“King Leopold’s Ghost” by Adam Hochschild is the story of how King Leopold II of Belgium used violence and coercion to gain control of the Congo. In this review, I discuss how on a larger scale the book also provides a perspective on how various European powers carved up Africa for their own gain.
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A profile of Irene Amos Morgan who is most notable for refusing to give up her seat on a Greyhound bus and successfully fighting interstate bus racial segregation in court.
In this episode of the career interview series, we’ll be hearing from Cheick Dukuly, a Physical Education Teacher from Brooklyn, NY. We discuss how Cheick combines his past work experiences and passion for media, sports, and education as a teacher at a charter school.
Alonzo Herdon was born a slave a few years before emancipation. Herdon went on to become a successful entrepreneur in Atlanta, GA despite being abandoned by his former master / father and only receiving one year of education as a boy.
In this episode, we’ll be hearing from Tresa Chambers, a Communications Strategist from Newport News, Virginia. A move to New York City led to a chance encounter that could have resulted in her being on the back of a milk carton but instead moved her one step closer to her career dreams. In this interview we’ll discuss movement to achieve progress, defining and marking success, and being a resource for upcoming generations.